Dear Children and Parents,

A very warm welcome from the Reception Team here at Burghfield St. Mary’s. We hope you are feeling as excited as we are about the new school year. 

We know that some of you (and parents) may be a little nervous about starting school but we are here to help you settle quickly and enjoy being part of the Burghfield St. Mary’s community.


You may already have friends and family here at Burghfield, but even if you don’t you will soon be making lots of new friends.


We have lots of fun activities ready for you when you start school. We are lucky to have a large classroom and an outdoor area too. Our classroom is split into different areas and there are many things for you to play with. Outside there is sand and water, our very own climbing frame and slide, and a bug hotel just waiting for you to explore.


Our first term is all about , Time Travelling Through History! – so all very exciting!


Kind Regards

Mrs Eyre, Mrs Richardson & Mrs Griffiths

Preview Learning: Week commencing 28 November 2022


Phase 3 Light and Dark. This week we are looking at shapes with 4 sides

Floppy’s Phonics –

This week we start Floppy’s phonics Stage 2. We are learning the sounds – j  v  w  and making words.          

Look out for the new tiles in your wallet!

We are learning how to hold a pencil and write the letters down.


Communication & Language – Literacy

We are using the Gingerbread Man story and the puppets to make up new stories.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Valuing difference

No. 5 Kind and caring (1)


Understanding the World –  Christmas

This week we are finding out about the Christmas story and Advent.

Expressive Arts & Design

  • Making Christmas decorations
  • Cutting skills

In Music we are….Exploring pulse, stepping and jumping notes, lyrics and percussion


Click here to see what we did in previous weeks